Machine-washable on a wool cycle at 40oC. (I have washed this material on a wool cycle at 40oC and it has been fine - machines do vary though!). We have found that this fabric does not shrink much over time.
The baby in the photo is a very large 6-week old little one, and is in a 3-6m wraparound. She weighs approx. 11-12lb, around 5kg, and is about 60cm long.
You can see that the baby-body is a little too big for her, but not much. It's a bit long in the body, which makes it good for cloth nappies as the material is also very flexible. But the fact that it is designed to fit closely means that it fits quite well otherwise and that she can wear it for a long time to come.
Customer feedback: "For Charlotte's first few months my clear favourites were the wool/silk wraparounds and the silk bodies I ordered from you. The best thing about them, apart from the lovely material, is their cut. The sleeves leave a lot of room for growth and work in all weathers - never too short or too long, especially for a newborn.
Christina Dawson (and Charlotte)
Ethically made by Engel in Germany.